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Faiza Abdur Rab
I simply love writing as original as Nature.I question what other ignores.
Clifford Adams
Obtained a Ph.D in biochemistry and conducted research in both academic and industrial institutions. Then founded his own company, ANOZENE ASSOCIATES to undertake writing,editorial and science publishing work.
Claire Ainsworth
Claire specialises in writing features on biology and biomedicine. She has a particular interest in developmental biology and genetics.

Having completed her doctorate, she joined New Scientist magazine in 1999 as an intern, where she became first a news reporter and then a features editor. In 2005, she joined Nature as a senior reporter and editor in the journal's News and Features section. She left Nature in 2007 to freelance and now writes for a range of publications.

Claire has won a number of awards for her writing, including an ABSW award for best feature in a specialist periodical in 2003.

In addition to her writing work, Claire runs a company, SciConnect (, which offers training in science communication skills for scientists.
Nada Al-Shammari
Nada works with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, in Marketing Programs Planning and Monitoring Division, to support the development of multimedia communications strategies and capabilities, and to communicate the impact and reality of science in the region, and globally. She is a Research Fellow with the Center for Fine Art Research (CFAR), Birmingham Institute for Art and Design. Her research is based around ideas of shared values of citizenship, and collaborations in the Arts & Converging Sciences in the Middle East and North Africa.
Peter Aldhous
Peter is a contributor to MATTER and Medium, reporting on biology, medicine, social sciences and the environment. He also teaches in the Science Writing Program at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

He got his break in journalism in 1989 as a reporter for Nature in London, fresh from a PhD in animal behaviour. Later he worked as European correspondent for Science, as news editor for New Scientist and as chief news & features editor for Nature. After moving to California in October 2005, he spent eight years New Scientist's San Francisco bureau chief.

Peter is especially interested in investigative and computer-assisted reporting, and is fascinated by data visualisation.
Mohamed Alian
a freelance print science journalist.Recently head of documentaries in Oman TV,Salalah. Received a BA majoring in communication and media from the University of Toledo, USA,1987.
Eva Amsen
Eva is Outreach Director for F1000Research, an open access post-publication peer-reviewed journal. Prior to this she was Community Manager for the Node - a blog where developmental biologists share news with others in the field - as well as Online Editor for Development. When not connecting scientists at work, Eva connects scientists in her spare time, and is partly responsible for kicking off the first SciBarCamp events (which have now spread to four countries).
Paul Anderson
Paul Anderson is a British writer specialising in computer science and technology. He has written extensively for a range of education, trade and current affairs publications, including Prospect, and, until recently, was Editor for JISC TechWatch, a technology horizon scanning service for UK universities. He is currently writing a book on Web 2.0 to be published by CRC Press in 2012. He was awarded the EPSRC's inaugural Computer Science Writer of the Year prize in 2007.

He blogs at:
Nadya Anscombe
An experienced magazine editor and journalist with a background in life sciences. Nadya's portfolio covers a large range of topics including engineering, nanotechnology, semiconductors, photonics, material science, chemistry and manufacturing. Nadya has also developed a media training course to help scientists and engineers communicate with the media. For more info, visit
Kat Arney
Dr Kat Arney joined Cancer Research UK after a spell as a lab researcher. She works on the charity's News & Resources website and Science Update blog, and is a prominent media spokesperson.

She presents and produces the Cancer Research UK podcast, and also helps to present the highly successful Naked Scientists BBC Radio show in her spare time as well as doing other bits of freelance writing.
Sunny Bains
Sunny Bains is a scientist, journalist, editor, and Managing Director of Form & Content Media Ltd, a company that delivers specialized technical content to technical organizations. As a writer, her interests range from holographic associative memories and analogue neural networks to nanotech-based sensors and artificial muscles. She is the outgoing editor of The Science Reporter.
Vijay Shankar Balakrishnan
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Gloria Barnett
BA.Sci, MA.Ed
Author of The World Beneath the Waves.
Conference and After Dinner Speaker
Two series of fully illustrated Science Talks are available:
1. Oceanography - using original underwater film clips to aid understanding)and
2. Exciting Science
Catherine Beswick
Catherine is a freelance science writer and editor, specialising in ocean and earth sciences. She has experience of leading scientific communications for higher education institutes and international science programmes, including the UK’s National Oceanography Centre and the World Climate Research Programme.

Catherine holds an undergraduate degree in Geology (University of Oxford), a master’s degree in Oceanography (University of Southampton) and a postgraduate certificate in Practical Science Communication (University of the West of England’s Science Communication Unit).
Max Bingham
Freelance science writer, editor, web publisher with a healthy interest in biology, science 2.0/3.0 and open innovation. Previously Max could be found in various academic and industrial labs getting his PhD, practicing the science of microbiology and helping non-scientists understand what scientists do. Max is the founder of 24 Media Labs, a company based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands providing science communications services to industry and academia. For more information see
Hayley Birch
I'm a freelance science writer and editor, with a sideline in quirky science communication projects. See my website for details.
Colin Blakemore
Colin Blakemore studied Medicine at Cambridge and did a PhD in Berkeley. He taught in Cambridge from 1968 and moved to Oxford in 1979. He was Professor of Physiology and Director of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience. From 2003-7 he was Chief Executive of the MRC and he is now a Professor at Oxford and Warwick, and Chairman of the Neuroscience Research Partnership in Singapore. He appears frequently on TV and radio, is an occasional presenter and writes comment columns for the major newspapers. He has been President of the ABSW since 2004.
Harald Boersma
David Bradley
David is a freelance with almost 0.25 centuries of experience in science communication and science journalism. He specialises in chemistry and related sciences but has covered everything from astronomy to zoology for a wide range of magazines, papers, and websites. is his science blog and his tech blog.
Tom Bragg
Rachel Brazil
Rachel is an experienced science communication professional with over ten years of expertise in science writing and editing, from research highlights to policy features to website content.

Freelance clients include the Nature Publishing Group, the Academy of Medical Sciences and Oxford University.
Previous employees include the Royal Society of Chemistry, the Royal Institution of Great Britain and the National Endowment of Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA).

Rachel has written on the physical and medical sciences as well as science and innovation policy. Having created the NESTA Crucible researcher development programme, she has a particular interest in the process of creating and developing interdisciplinary research.
Daisy Brickhill
I co-ordinate, write for and edit all weekly issues of the Science for Environment Policy news service. This service disseminates scientific research findings on a wide range of environmental topics to policy makers across Europe and serves to reinforce the links between science and policy.
Jo Brodie
Jo has answered hundreds of science questions about diabetes in her role as science librarian at Diabetes UK. She also writes articles for the charity's members' magazines (for lay and for professional audiences).

In addition to her own blog she also runs the Science Communication jobs listing Posterous (
Charles Butcher
Charles Butcher has worked for the last 12 years as a freelance writer and editor specialising in technology for the process and energy industries.

Before that he spent 8 years in the trade press, including managing editor of The Chemical Engineer and launch editor of Chemical Technolgy Europe. He has a master's degree in chemical engineering and worked for five years as a chemical engineer.
Chris Butlin
Written for national press, TV and resources for teaching and learning. Degrees in physics and science education. Former member of Public Understanding of Science Committees of EPSRC and PPARC, and various committees and working parties of Institute of Physics, Association for Science Education and Royal Society. Bragg Medal and Prize 1993 from Institute of Physics. Now semi-retired following work at the Institute of Physics, in schools and universities, as well as longterm freelance writing.
Emma Byrne
Emma Byrne obtained her PhD in computer science from UCL in 2005. Since then she has worked as a potdoctoral researcher in the fields of artificial intelligence, computer science and health informatics.

She has been a freelance science and technology writer since 2008, when she got her first break as a British Science Association media fellow.

She is passionate about public engagement and has given invited talks and devised public engagement events for all sorts of audiences.
Joanna Carpenter
I have a DPhil in chemistry and a Masters in science communication. I work part-time as a freelance science writer and author. I currently write for People & Science, the quarterly magazine of the British Science Association and edit technical articles on optics topics (lasers, solar energy, medical imaging) for Form and Content Media. I have also written Editors' Summaries for PLoS Medicine and write occasionally for SciDev.Net
Jon Cartwright
Jon Cartwright is a freelance journalist based in Bristol, UK. He specializes in science and has a particular interest in its history, culture and effects on society. His articles have appeared in Science, Nature, New Scientist, The Observer, The Daily Telegraph, Prospect, the Times Higher Education, Venue, Sky at Night, Physics World and Chemistry World.

Jon Cartwright graduated with a Masters in Physics from the University of Bristol in 2006. He immediately went to work for the Institute of Physics Publishing, where he wrote for two industry titles before taking a role as a general reporter for the academic magazine Physics World. He went freelance at the start of 2009.

If you would like to contact Jon Cartwright for commissioning or article queries, please contact him via his website.
Michele Catanzaro
Michele Catanzaro (Rome, Italy, 1979) is a physicist and a journalist. He holds a degree in Physics from the University of Rome La Sapienza (Italy) and a PhD in Physics from the Technical University of Catalonia (Spain). As a scientists, he has worked in the study of complex networks and the dynamics that take place in them. As a freelance journalist, he collaborates with media in four languages (English, Spanish, Italian, and Catalan) and four countries (UK, Spain, Italy, and Mexico): among others, El Periódico de Catalunya, Nature, Physicsworld, The Guardian, and Le Scienze. He is currently a full-time journalist. He mainly writes on science, environment, health and technology. His work has been recognized by the King of Spain prize and the BBVA Innovadata award. He is the co-author of Networks: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Holly Cave
Holly has a background in biological sciences but writes across the breadth of contemporary science. She enjoys tackling the potential outcomes of science and the questions it sparks.

Holly previously worked at the Science Museum, developing articles and exhibitions.
Anna Cederlund
Anna Cederlund is a PhD Student in the Musculoskeletal Research Program at University of Aberdeen. She is also one of the editor-in-chief of Au Science Magazine.
Jack Challoner
Jack has written more than 30 books for children, teenagers and adults. In addition he often acts as consultant science editor for books, magazines, science activity packs and CD–ROMs. A trained teacher, he also writes and presents live science shows in museums, schools and libraries.
Chris Chambers
Chamber is a Senior Research Fellow at the School of Psychology, Cardiff University. His research focuses on human cognitiven neuroscience and the representation of science in the media.
Bioinformatics postgraduate,working on Biomedical data analysis and looking for opportunities in Science Writing. Loves books, travel,Cappuccino and wants to become a better photographer.
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
I am currently starting off as a freelance science journalist. I have spent the last year and a half working for a science publisher, BioMed Central, and have now decided to go into science journalism after completing the first year of my two year part time master's course, Science communication MSc at Imperial College London. I am the Web Editor of I, Science, the science magazine of Imperial College for the 2013/2014 academic year and I also write a blog on science publishing for I, Science. I have three years of experience of tutoring science and maths (mostly at GCSE level) and look to continue to communicate science and maths on a one-to-one basis in the coming year.
Tom Cholmondeley
Julie Clayton
Julie is a freelance science writer/media trainer, and has published in Science, Nature and other publications and websites, and has led training workshops for SciDev.Net and the World Federation of Science Journalists. Julie is Co-Director for the UK Conference of Science Journalists 2010, and was Co-Director for the World Conference of Science Journalists 2009.
Leon Clifford
Leon Clifford is a writer and a consultant. His speciality is simplifying complexity. He has a BSc in Physics-with-Astrophysics and worked for many years as a journalist covering science, technology and business stories. He also has substantial experience of senior management in media and is comfortable operating at board level on marketing and communications projects. He is happy to manage commercial projects including PR, marketing and internal communications as well as work on editorial projects for publishers – especially those involving extremely technical content. His services range from copy writing through to delivery of complex media projects. He works across all media including print, live events, websites and social media. Recent projects have included contributing to a book on quantum mechanics, advising on PR/marketing for a corporate and advising on social media for an eCommerce platform. Leon also edits a climate science website -
Louise Coghlin
Louise Coghlin is a freelance writer and editor specialising in life sciences and medicine. She has a degree in biochemistry and many years' experience working for publishers, charities, drugs companies and communications agencies. Louise is based in Brighton.
Edwin Colyer
Edwin is the founder of Scientia Scripta, a science and business copywriting and editing agency.
Whether it is journalistic writing, corporate communications, website content or technical scientific reports and papers, Edwin delivers clear and engaging copy, carefully crafted to communicate with target readers.
Alison Cooper
I have postgraduate qualifications in Psychology/Neuroscience and Science Communication. I am currently studying for a PhD in Neuropsychology of Learning.

I have produced audio for Professor Noel Sharkey’s community radio programme ‘Sound of Science’ the Royal Society See Further Festival of Science and Arts and ABSW. My written features with photography have appeared online sites and include voluntary NGO experience and the outcome of my British Science Association bursary. I have interviewed many top scientific figures, covering topics like genetics, neuroscience, ethics, sustainable food, and outer space.

Most recently I produced a set of podcast trailers for the Pitt Rivers Museum Oxford featuring Philip Pullman reading from ''Northern Lights'. I have also completed a placement at BBC radio news. I am keen to undertake short term science writing for audio and text alongside my PhD, especially topics relating to Neuroscience.
Emma Cooper
Emma Cooper is a published author, and the science writer for the Science and Technology Facilities Council.
Clive Couldwell
An experienced communications specialist – adept at explaining the inexplicable to technophobes, and in writing strategically for board level professionals. - background - skills profile - writing snippets
Martin Counihan
Chris Creese
I work as a bridge to connect scientists with the public. I also help people get in touch with their 'inner scientist' by making complex ideas accessible and fun. I use my technical and creative savvy to rally support for science and reach people across diverse platforms - online, print, audio, film, and social media.

You can make use of my eight years professional writing and editorial experience for your news, public relations, marketing, and media needs.

I've given more than 50 presentations in North America, Central America, Europe, and Australia, connecting people with science. Using my innovative presentation skills, I can help you maximize the impact of your message.

Writing & Editorial Skills:
• Science news and opinion pieces
• Science outreach and education
• Blogs, social media, websites
• Radio scripts
• Academic journals, monographs
• Technical and progress reports
• Grant proprosals
• Promotional materials
• Short films
Caroline E Cross
I am a creative and experienced freelance science communicator with a research background in infectious diseases and immunology. I write on all aspects of health and disease for print and online publications. Please visit my website for further details:
Emma Davies
Emma is an experienced freelance science writer/editor,covering a broad range of subjects in magazines such as Speciality Chemicals and New Scientist. She is a regular contributor to Chemistry World, where she was Features Editor until 2008.
Emma has a BSc in chemistry, an MSc in food science and a PhD in physical chemistry/food colloids.
Trevor Day
Originally a marine biologist and later a science teacher, Trevor is author or co-writer of more than 40 books, about 70 peer-reviewed articles and many features for websites and the national/international press. His PhD is in education and since 2007 he has been a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund at the University of Bath. Trevor acts as a consultant on writing projects, especially those aimed at young audiences. He has written widely in the life and earth sciences, although his first love is writing about all things marine, from submarines and oil slicks to squid, sharks and sperm whales. Visit him at
Anna Demming
I am a science and technology writer and editor with a PhD in nanophotonics. I have experience in writing and editing content in all fields of science. In 2006 I began work with Nature Publishing Group in Tokyo writing and copy editing front half content for Nature Photonics and the Nature China website. Having moved back to the UK in 2008 I am currently engaged in writing and editing content for IOP Publishing's journals, including Nanotechnology and the Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter. I also write and edit scientific content on a freelance basis for a number of companies and academic institutions in Asia as well as interviewing researchers and writing feature articles on European projects. Always on the look out for new editorial opportunities in science.
Adrian Dingle
Adrian has been teaching since 1990. The first ten years of his career were spent in and around London, teaching in a number of different institutions. He taught in both public and private schools, and in the Tutorial College sector as well as a developing very extensive one-on-one tutoring resume. In 2000, he came to the United States with his American wife, and he has been teaching at The Westminster Schools in Atlanta, GA since then.

2006 saw the publication of his first book, The Periodic Table, Elements With Style!, and since then he has written a number of different titles, and been a regular contributor to many other online and hard-copy chemistry projects. His work includes projects for Barnes & Noble SparkNotes, Shmoop, The Discovery Channel and many others.

His writing has attracted several awards including, in the UK the School Library Association’s Information Book Award in 2011, and in Austria the Wissenschaftsbuch des Jahre children’s award in 2012.
Bernard Dixon
Laurie Donaldson
I am a professional science communicator and journalist, writer and editor, specialising in nanotechnology, materials science, renewable energy and health. I have written numerous articles on a range of science topics, including monthly news stories on nanotechnology research for the magazine Materials Today. I also write the blog Future of Small (, and provide editing and proofreading services.
Tracey Duncombe
Following a stint as press officer for both the Society for General Microbiology and the Institute for Animal health, Tracey turned writer and editor for BBSRC in 2005. She writes online news and features as well as producing the quarterly magazine BBSRC Business and other, ad hoc corporate publications.
Matin Durrani
I've been editor of Physics World since 2006, managing and leading a team of eight other editors. I've also got more than 15 years' experience as a writer and editor on all aspects of physics.

In addition, I've been involved in creating video and audio content, as well as developing a digital version of Physics World for ipad/iphone and Android devices.
Tom Eddershaw
Sam Edwards
An aspiring science journalist and communicator studying for a Chemistry degree at the University of York. I am the Editor of the student science magazine Spark and the editorial assistant for the national science magazine Chemistry Review (Hodder Education)
Mabon Elis
I am currently a biological sciences PhD student at the John Innes Centre in Norwich. My research looks at bumblebee learning behaviour in relation to snapdragon pollination. My writing includes regular articles for the University of East Anglia's student newspaper, my own Welsh-language science blog and contributions to the John Innes Centre's student blog.
Suzanne Elvidge
I am a freelance writer and editor, with over 20 years experience in publishing, journalism and communications. I specialise in writing about pharmaceuticals and medicine, and the healthcare, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, for a specialist audience, and on health, lifestyle, green living, writing and other topics for a consumer audience. I have also written outside these areas, and am comfortable researching new topics quickly.

I have written news, features and company profiles for online and print publications; blogs for scientific, business and consumer sites; slide kits, presentations and speaker notes for academic and lay audiences; fliers, brochures, marketing emails and web pages; white papers; review articles; ebooks and longer reports; and global value dossiers, key messages, slide kits, meeting reports, and drug and disease reports. I have edited papers for peer-reviewed journals and proofed textbooks and conference brochures.
Richard Elwes
After completing a PhD in mathematical logic in Leeds, Richard won the Plus Magazine New Writers Award in 2006, and since then has devoted himself to promoting mathematics in various ways and places. A feature writer for the New Scientist magazine, he has two books now out: 'Maths 1001', and 'Mathematics Without The Boring Bits' (a.k.a. 'How to Build a Brain'). Also a qualified teacher, he enjoys talking about maths in public, in schools, and in universities.
Jon Evans
Jon is a science writer, editor and author. Over an almost 15-year career, he has written for a wide range of print and online publications, including New Scientist, Chemistry World and Nature Medicine. His first book, Understand Science, is being published by Hodder Education. He is also the founder of JE Science, a company providing communication services to science-based companies and organizations.
Qualified Medicine 1969;
Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists 1973;
Consultant Anaesthetist Oxford 1978 - 2008;Companies formed, with Venture Capital, UK and USA. Broad interest in aspects of Medicine, Nutrition, Aerospace, Applied Science.
Andy Extance
After eight years working in labs making drug candidates and adhesives, I officially joined the ranks of professional science journalists in April 2007. Until June 2009 I worked first as a reporter, and then as news editor, for Compound Semiconductor magazine. I now freelance for a wide range of publications, targeting business, technical or general audiences.
Anna Feeney
I am currently studying for my Master's in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Oxford University. I studied English as an undergraduate at Cambridge University, but realised that I really wished to work in conservation, preferably raising awareness and informing policy through accurate and invigorating communication. I love the challenge of disseminating complex science to a non-scientific audience, and the way that journalism allows you to become immersed in a field that you didn't even know existed the day before.

On coming to Oxford I quickly became involved with Bang! Science, a student-run science magazine. I started off as a news writer, becoming a sub-editor in my second term and being given the position of Print Editor in my current term. I am also a volunteer writer for the Food Climate Research Network, and have helped to organise a conference for Food Justice, a student organisation promoting sustainable food use.
Georgina Ferry
Georgina Ferry is a science writer, broadcaster and author. She joined New Scientist as book reviews editor in 1979, and soon afterwards became a regular presenter on Radio 4's Science Now. She has worked freelance since the mid-1980s, and since 1998 has published four books on 20th century scientists and their life and work.
Len Fisher
Len Fisher is an Australian scientist who divides his time between England and Australia, and who now works to make science accessible by showing how scientists think about the problems of everyday life. He has published many hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles, and made numerous radio and TV broadcasts world-wide. His best-selling book How to Dunk a Doughnut: The Science of Everyday Life (2002) was translated into eleven languages, and resulted in his election as “Science Writer of the Year” by the American Institute of Physics. More recently, he has focused his attention on serious social and global issues, first with a book Weighing the Soul: The Evolution of Scientific Ideas (2004), which was concerned with showing how science actually works, and then with a trilogy about the role of science in addressing the major problems that we now face: Rock, Paper, Scissors: Game Theory in Everyday Life (2008) (on the problem of cooperation); The Perfect Swarm: The Science of Complexi
Elizabeth Fletcher
Freelance writing and editing on wide variety of topics in the life sciences and healthcare, the business of life sciences, entrepreneurship, market and technology due diligence and strategy development. I have worked in publishing, biopharmaceutical industry, technology transfer and economic development.
Dominic Ford
After completing a PhD in astrophysics at the University of Cambridge, I started producing and presenting the monthly podcast Naked Astronomy for the Naked Scientists. I also maintain the website of the British Astronomical Association and founded the website
Victoria Forster
Vicky Forster is a cancer research scientist whose professional work researches the genetic causes of cancer, particularly blood cancer. She also has a keen interest in debunking pseudoscience and spurious alternative medicine and as a childhood leukaemia survivor, is a keen advocate of more research into the long term effects of cancer treatment. She has written around 30 articles for The Times on health, science and education topics and also writes for online academic-led magazine The Conversation, having achieved 100,000 views in total with her first three articles.
Arran Frood
Arran Frood has been a freelance science writer since 2000 and has covered all sorts for New Scientist, Nature, BBC online (Magazine, Sci-Tech and Health sections), The Times, the Telegraph and The Independent. Arran was Nature's Web Editor for a bit, then a Web Projects Editor which involved making an interactive, multimedia website about the magazines long and illustrious history (

After a stint as a full-time freelancer Arran joined BBSRC and write articles for the web, Business magazine, and direct a video here and there.

He remains an active freelance writer and editor and also scribbles some fiction as time allows.
Misha Gajewski
Will Gater
Will Gater is an astronomer, journalist and author based in the UK. He has written extensively for the UK’s top science magazines including Sky at Night Magazine, Focus, Astronomy Now and BBC Knowledge Magazine. He is the author of The Cosmic Keyhole, The Night Sky Month by Month and co-author of Dorling Kindersley’s The Practical Astronomer and Nature Guide: Stars and Planets. Will holds a degree in astrophysics from University College London and appears regularly on television and radio to promote astronomy and science.
Christina/Chrissie Giles
Ale-drinking, pun-loving, cat calendar enthusiast Chrissie honed her skills in the heady world of motor caravan journalism. After a brief spell copyediting for Nature Clinical Practice, she became Senior Science Writer at the Wellcome Trust.

Also a freelance for 6 years, she has worked on many projects, including press releases, books, conference reports and websites on biomedical topics. Clients include British Heart Foundation, BioMed Central, Manta Ray Media and King's College London.
Jenny Gimpel
Freelance editor for the Environment Agency, Oxford Science Editing and other organisations. PhD in Environmental Chemistry.
Nathan Gray
Nathan is a science journalist, specialising in writing news, and producing rich media for the web.

Dedicated to producing focused science content on food and nutrition topics, Nathan currently writes for industry leading B2B new websites and; where he produces high quality news and features for food and nutrition industry professionals.
Wendy Grossman
Founder of the UK magazine The Skeptic. See for more.
Simon Hadlington
Simon is a freelance science writer and editor with more than 20 years experience. He has written about science, technology, medicine and the environment for most of the UK's quality newspapers, for mainstream and specialist magazines and for government departments and industry. Before going freelance he worked on the newsdesk of Nature.
Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall is a freelance journalist writing about science and health. She previously worked as a senior reporter covering science, nature and business at a regional newspaper before joining a healthcare trade magazine as a clinical reporter. She blogs about science, the media and technology on her website,
Mike Harrison
Sarah Harrop
Sarah is a science writer at the Medical Research Council where she edits the MRC’s magazine, Network. She also writes and produces the MRC’s Annual Review and writes for its podcast, blog and website.
She has over a decade’s experience in science writing and editing including jobs at the UK Clinical Research Collaboration in the drug information team at Thomson Reuters. In the distant past she also dabbled in travel writing, winning a Guardian Young Travel Writer of the Year award in 2002.
She has a BSc in biological sciences from Sheffield University and a certificate in journalism from Birkbeck College.
Amy Hayward
Amy Hayward is BIOPROM project coordinator at the University of Aberdeen. As editor of TEPEmagazine (, and a STEM ambassador, when she's not writing in third person she's helping other people do it.
Sophie Hebden
Sophie Hebden is a freelance science writer and sub-editor, focusing mainly on physics and issues relating to peace, justice and development.

She has worked as news editor for SciDev.Net, providing science and technology news relevant to the developing world. Prior to that she worked in the Nature press office.

She has a MSc in Science Communication from Imperial College London, and a PhD in space physics from the University of Leicester.
Katie Herring
Kate has a first class Physics with Medical Physics degree from Sheffield University.

Following graduation she spent two years travelling in Canada and then working as an addiction counsellor in Birmingham, before joining the Met Office in 2009. She trained and worked as a weather forecaster in Exeter, Aberdeen and abroad, before a change in job role to look after the delivery of weather services to media customers.

Most recently, she has started studying the MSc Science Communication part time at UWE, in addition to working as Scientific Bids Manager at the Met Office.

She has recently written for Barometer and is seeking out new freelance opportunities.
Rebecca Hill
Beki is in the final stint of her MA in Science Journalism at City University, London, which has given her the chance to work at The Times and the Guardian. She has written about all kinds of science, and has a particular interest in audio production. Other experience includes internships at Sense about Science and the Science Media Centre.
Previously she studied at the University of Sheffield, obtaining both a BSc (Biochemistry and Genetics) and a PhD (structural and molecular biology). Whilst studying for her PhD she co-founded the Sheffield sub-branch of the British Science Association, Science Brainwaves.
Sharon Ann Holgate
Sharon Ann has worked for over 15 years as a freelance science writer and broadcaster. She has a doctorate in physics, and writes mainly about physics and technology - including medical physics, spin-out companies, and scientific careers. Her broadcasting covers all areas of science, and she specialises in light-hearted accessible science for general audiences.

Her credits include: devising and presenting programmes for BBC Radio 4, presenting on the BBC World Service, and writing for New Scientist, Focus, E&T, Science Careers, The Times Higher Education Supplement, Physics World, Astronomy Now, the Institute of Physics and the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. Sharon Ann is co-author of children's book ‘The Way Science Works’, author of undergraduate textbook ‘Understanding Solid State Physics', and a contributor to '30-Second Quantum Theory'. She was awarded IOP Young Professional Physicist of the Year in 2006, and has been shortlisted for major media awards.
Richard Hollingham
Richard Hollingham is a BBC current affairs presenter, author and journalist, specialising in science and environment. The author of Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery, he has filed stories from more than 40 countries. He presents programmes for BBC Radio 4 and World Service and is a former senior producer on the BBC’s flagship news programme, Today.
Celia Hooper
I am a freelance science writer and editor based in Somerset. My previous 2 decades were spent as a science writer for United Press International, The Journal of NIH Research, and the US National Institutes of Health.
Martin Ince
Freelance science journalist, media adviser and media trainer, work extensively with UK and international governments, organisations and companies as well as print and other media. Started World University Rankings for Times Higher Education (was deputy editor).
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Christian Jarrett
Specialising in psychology, Christian is an award-winning journalist for The Psychologist magazine (Guild of Health Writers Awards 2009) & founding editor of the British Psychological Society's Research Digest blog. He is co-author of This Book Has Issues - Adventures in Popular Psychology & is currently writing the Rough Guide to Psychology. Past freelance clients incl New Scientist & BBC Focus.
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Vivienne Kendall
Starting from a background in plant sciences, Vivienne's interests have roamed through diverse bio- and medicine-related basic research and technologies, and research policies to support them. In recent years she has written primarily on health and healthcare - especially diabetes.
Nicholas Kennedy
I graduated in Biology from the University of Bristol with first-class honours.

Following that, I taught Science in South America for three years, while writing science-based features articles.

I returned to the UK and completed a Science Communication MSc at Imperial College London in 2013.

Since graduating I have been working as a freelance Science Journalist with a strong interest in international health policy and environmental issues.
Michael Kenward
I roam the business/research interface , mostly watching the physical sciences – nanotechnology, photonics, engineering, transport, materials and so on.

"Editor at large" for Science|Business and author of many articles.

I have edited and written reports for many organisations, including government white papers and many case studies.

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Abdulmateen Khan
I have a particular interest in cancer research and, in particular, how Nigella Sativa and its major constituent Thymoquinone and other active compounds effect anti-cancer activity.
Safya Khan-Ruf
I’m a Neuroscience aficionado with a penchant for chocolate and tea. I’m fluent in 3.4 languages having spent a lot of my childhood adapting to new countries and cultures. I've edited online work, written for student magazines and university newspapers.
Huw Kidwell
Huw is a confident and articulate writer who loves a challenge and working under pressure. During his 15 years as a Science and Technology Writer he has produced copy for academia, multinational pharmaceutical/chemical companies, healthcare organisations, and B2B industry publications. Projects to date have included producing strong SEO blog and website content, white papers, scheduling of social media posts (across all main platforms), training manuals, leaflets/posters, press releases, and conference attendance providing regular 'as it happens' news highlights. Huw can add value to any project by writing excellent copy for consumer, commercial, B2B and academic clients.

Having left his Natural Products Chemist position in the biotech industry in 2000 to pursue a full-time career in writing Huw has worked within numerous diverse science and technology industries and has many satisfied clients.
Michelle Kilfoyle
Enthusiastic science writer and editor, experienced in online and print communications for policymakers and the general public. Michelle has particular interests in writing about the environment, bioscience, health and social sciences.
Based part-time at the Science Communication Unit, University of the West of England (UWE), she is also available for freelance commissions. Michelle has worked on Science for Environment Policy for the past six years in a range of editorial and writing roles. Previously, she worked in media relations for BBSRC and with pharmaceutical clients.
Iris Kisjes
Terence Knott
Terry Knott is an award winning freelance writer, author and editor, specialising in the science and technology of the global oil and gas industry. He is a regular contributor of in-depth technical feature articles to leading journals, and has been commissioned for his writing skills by many of the leading companies in the oil and gas sector. He is a chartered engineer and chartered scientist, and a graduate of Imperial College.

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